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How Goibibo Got Started With AMP For Email – And How You Can Too
Editor’s Note: the following article was originally posted on Medium by Varun Kumar, Full Stack Developer, Goibibo Email is still the preferred method of communication for marketing campaigns, transaction alerts, handling customer grievances, mass communication, etc. According to The Radicati Group Inc., the number of worldwide email users will increase to over 2.9 billion by the end of 2019. Over one-third of the worldwide population will be using email by the end of 2019. But can it be even more powerful? Can we make email more engaging and interactive as if someone is browsing a website? Can we serve real time dynamic data no matter when an email is opened? Can we collect information from within the email itself without leaving our Inbox? Yes, yes. With the AMP Project introducing AMP for Email, all these things are now possible. What is AMP for Email aka dynamic email? It is a new technology introduced by the AMP Project in 2018 which lets you use a subset of AMP components in your email to make it more engaging. It is part of AMP Project (open source project to provide a user-first format for web content, supporting the long-term success of every web publisher, merchant, and advertiser) and it offers Javascript-like functionality for email.  Wait, I have heard about AMP You must have. But AMP for Email is different from AMP for HTML, though...
AMP is joining the OpenJS Foundation incubation program
On behalf the AMP Project, I am happy to announce that AMP is joining the OpenJS Foundation incubation program. AMP was founded as an open source project four years ago to provide a framework that allows web developers to more easily create fast, user-friendly experiences.  We have sought to make AMP a welcoming community for contributors, and have now had nearly 1000 people contribute code to AMP. Last year we worked with the community to develop an improved governance model to ensure AMP’s technical and product direction were made from a diverse set of voices from the community, representing many AMP stakeholders and constituencies. At the time we made these governance changes, we announced our intention to move AMP to a foundation after the community had adapted to the new governance model and when we found the right foundation for AMP.  That time has now arrived. After considering many options for a foundation that meets all of AMP’s needs, the OpenJS Foundation stood out as an ideal home for AMP. There are many reasons that the OpenJS Foundation is the right choice for AMP, including: AMP’s mission of providing “a user-first format for web content” aligns well with the Open JS Foundation’s goals to “promote the widespread adoption and continued development of key JavaScript and web solutions and related technologies.”The OpenJS Foundation offers...
15 Awesome WordPress Podcast Themes to Make Audio Sites
The number of active podcasts increased by 27% from 2018 to 2019, highlighting just how  much the podcast industry is growing! Here’s a collection of WordPress podcast themes to build your perfect podcast site.
The Unstoppable Rise of the PodcastThe NPR Podcast sketch from comedy show Portlandia has all the hallmarks of peak podcasting: soft-spoken hosts, quirky background music, a Blue Apron sponsor slot. But what does it really take to create a hit podcast?Podcast advertising has turned out to be a lucrative business, with U.S. advertising spend set to reach an eye-watering $659 million in 2020. Growth of podcast revenue: musicoomph.comIf there’s a “podcasting bubble”, it’s not going to burst anytime soon. “32% of Americans (approx. 150 million people) listen to podcasts at least once a month (though many listen to one podcast or another much more frequently than that).” – musicoomph.comWith so many new podcasts out there, you need more than a microphone and an RSS feed to launch your show into audio fame. Most importantly, you need a home base for your listeners to find your content: you need a website. Making a website can seem like a daunting task, especially when you’re focusing your skills on audio production. By building your site on WordPress, you’ll have a super-customizable website that has the functionality to embed audio and create...
Building an Admin Dashboard Layout With CSS and a Touch of JavaScript
What You'll Be CreatingIn this new tutorial, we’ll create a responsive admin dashboard layout with CSS and a touch of JavaScript. To build it, we’ll borrow some ideas from the WordPress dashboard, such as its collapsible sidebar menu.Throughout the tutorial we’ll face plenty of challenges, but ones which will give us good practice for enhancing our front-end skills.Without further ado, let’s have a look at the final admin dashboard demo (hit the Collapse button at the foot of the sidebar to see the collapsible nav in action, and check out the full screen version to play with its responsiveness): 1. Begin With the Page MarkupTo kick off the markup we’ll need we’ll start with an SVG, a header, and a section:<svg style="display:none;">...</svg> <header class="page-header">...</header> <section class="page-content">...</section>SVG SpritesAs you might imagine with any admin dashboard we’re going to need a bunch of icons. Thankfully, Envato Elements provides an ever-expanding collection of useful vector icons, so let’s take advantage of that library and download these Trade and Dashboard Icons.Trade and Dashboard Icons on Envato ElementsRather than including them directly in the page via an img or svg tag, let’s go one step further and create an SVG sprite. To do this, we’ll wrap all the icons in an SVG container. The container should be...
Best WordPress Magazine Themes for Blog and News Websites
When it comes to magazine and news websites, WordPress is top of the bill. Well-known news sites like The New York Times, TechCrunch, CNN, Reuters, Mozilla’s Blog, and many others use WordPress as their platform of choice, highlighting just how scalable WordPress blogs can be.Online News Consumption is RisingPrecise digital circulation for online magazine and news is difficult to gauge. Publishers (in the U.S) are required to report their digital circulation to the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) and this doesn’t always happen accurately. That said, reports from journalism.org highlight the continued rise of online news consumption, at least until the end of 2018. “According to the independently produced reports from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, both companies experienced substantial gains in digital circulation in the past year (2018): 27% for the Times and 23% for the Journal.” – journalism.org And this chart of the top 50 U.S. newspapers demonstrates the economic value of moving to an online model.Percent of newspaper companies’ advertising revenue coming from digitalBest WordPress Magazine ThemesChoosing the perfect WordPress theme for your magazine website or news blog can be trickier than you’d think. As a publisher you’ll be looking to showcase a large amount of content on a single screen, whilst at the same time wanting your content to be accessible...
10 Best Web Fonts That Look Great at Small Sizes
Beautiful web fonts aren’t particularly difficult to find. A quick search will undoubtedly turn up a number of attractive typefaces that will complement your website’s look and messaging. However, many of these fonts tend to have very specific use cases. For instance, a wide font may be perfect for header text but would work poorly in the body of your page. And certain decorative fonts are only appropriate for limited use–perhaps no more than a full-sized word or two within a design element. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to a selection of the best web fonts that offer a bit more versatility. They go beyond standard looks, yet are still able to be read at small sizes. Each one is available with your subscription to Envato Elements, home to an ever-growing library of 2,500+ web fonts and a whole lot more.Envato Elements library of 2,500+ web fonts and a whole lot more First, let’s take a look at some areas where these fonts can really shine. Then, we’ll cover the basics of how to implement them into your website. Small Fonts, Big Possibilities A well-designed website is all about the details. And while it’s often the big, over-the-top design elements that grab our immediate attention, the little things certainly shouldn’t be forgotten. It’s here where users are compelled to stick around for a while. The fonts in this showcase can help in...
Quick Tip: How to Create an Off-Canvas Feedback Form With Pure CSS
In this super-quick tutorial, we’ll walk through the process of creating an off-canvas feedback form. We won’t use any JavaScript to accomplish this, in fact, we’ll build it by taking advantage of the “CSS checkbox hack technique”. Sound interesting?Here’s what we’ll be building:
Let’s get started! 1. Begin With the Page MarkupWe’ll start with a checkbox along with its label and a form. Within the form, we’ll put some common form elements.Keep in mind that the order here matters. First we’ll place the checkbox, then the label, and finally the form.We’ll associate each form control with its label by setting the id value equal to the label’s for value:
Here’s the page markup:
<input type="checkbox" id="mycheckbox"> <label for="mycheckbox" class="feedback-label">FEEDBACK</label> <form class="form"> <div> <label for="fullname">Full Name</label> <input type="text" id="fullname"> </div> <div> <label for="email">Email</label> <input type="email" id="email"> </div> <div> <label for="comment">Comment</label> <textarea id="comment"></textarea> </div> <div> <button type="submit">Send</button> </div> </form> 2. Define Some Basic StylesNow let’s define a few custom variables to give us...
New Course: Advanced Typography Design in Figma
Figma is a hugely popular web design application, and it's perfect for creating great typography. Learn some amazing new tricks in our latest course, Advanced Typography Design in Figma.What You’ll LearnThis course is the second in a two-part series on designing web typography using the Figma UI design tool. In the first course (Web Typography Basics in Figma), you learned all the fundamentals of typographic design.
In this course, you’ll build on that foundation, adding advanced features such as responsive adjustments, coloring, and accessibility.Instructor Kezz Bracey will also show you how to put together some element-specific typography for links, buttons, blockquotes, and preformatted code, getting into the details of the individual components that form your websites.Watch the Introduction Take the CourseYou can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,250 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. Plus you can download unlimited items from the huge Envato Elements library of more than 1.5 million creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.
Top 5 Figma Plugins for Color Management
In this post I’m going to take you through what I think are the top 5 color management plugins for Figma.I’ve gone through an evaluated every single plugin that Figma currently has to do with color, and these are the ones I think are going to help you out the most in your work. If you haven’t worked with Figma plugins before, take a look at the bottom of this quick tip for instructions on how to install and use them:UX 6 Figma Plugins to Give You Design Superpowers (and How to Use Them) Joanna NgaiVideo: 5 Color Management PluginsIn this video I’ll show you each of my 5 top plugin picks, explaining how they’ll make your life easier and demonstrating how to use them. Here’s a quick run down of the plugins along with brief explanations.1. uiGradients Publisher: Kamal Nayan
uiGradients is a brilliant Figma plugin. It makes it really easy to browse through a library of pre-created gradients and apply them to any elements you have in your design.2. Image Palette Publisher: Matt DesLauriers
The second Figma plugin on our list is Image Palette. This plugin uses any image that you select and generates a color palette from it. There are actually a few alternatives to Image Palette–other plugins which do the same thing in a slightly different way–but for me Image Palette is the best.Extra: Unsplash Publisher: Unsplash
As a little sidenote, the Unsplash Figma plugin is the...
15 Creative WordPress Themes for Portfolios & Blogs (2020)
A creative WordPress portfolio theme is the best way to showcase your past work and skill as a creative artist. Whether you’re a designer, an illustrator, a photographer, or any other creative, creating a portfolio website is a must if you want to attract more clients, show your skills, and establish your expertise with tutorials, tips, and case studies published on your blog.But with so many WordPress blog themes available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and finding the perfect creative WordPress theme can be daunting. That’s why in this post, we’ve rounded up the best WordPress themes for creatives that’ll help create a standout portfolio and wow potential clients.15 Best Creative Portfolio and Blog WordPress ThemesThe themes on this list feature several portfolio layouts and beautiful animations and portfolio effects that’ll put your past work in the spotlight. You’ll also find plenty of customization and blogging features so you can show your knowledge and establish your expertise.1. Bridge - Versatile Creative Theme The Bridge is a versatile theme with an impressive number of 350+ demo layouts that can be used for all kinds of creative websites and portfolios. All of the demos can be imported with one click and you can customize each demo both in terms of layout and the visual appearance.
The Bridge theme integrates perfectly with social media so your projects and blog...
18+ Best Personal WordPress Portfolio Themes for 2020
Having a website that features your portfolio is crucial if you want to attract more clients. A WordPress portfolio site is also necessary when you’re trying to land a job in a creative agency or another business looking to hire a designer, illustrator, architect, or anyone else who needs to display their work.“56% of all hiring managers are more impressed by a candidate’s personal website than any other personal branding tool—however, only 7% of job seekers actually have a personal website.” – Forbes
One of the easiest ways to create a personal portfolio website is to use WordPress. Aside from ease of use, WordPress has literally thousands of themes and plugins that make it easy to create galleries and images and display them in a visually attractive way. That makes WordPress a perfect choice for portfolio websites.Best Personal WordPress Portfolio Themes for 2020In this post, we’ll feature our best personal WordPress portfolio themes to set you up for 2020. The themes on this list are not only beautiful, but are also responsive to ensure your work looks great whatever device they’re viewed on.Note: a few of the themes listed here will state that they’re for agencies, but we’ve included them because we think they’re equally suited to personal websites.WordPress Portfolio Themes on ThemeforestThese personal portfolio themes have a variety of options to...
People Behind The Code: Simon Rønbøl’s AMP journey
When AMP launched in 2015, Simon was starting his career with Online-Results A/S. He’d been researching AMP in his spare time to hone his skills and stay up-to-date with industry trends. Eventually, he learned enough to build a static site generator for AMP pages from his home.  Having developed a passion for AMP, he brought his site generator into work to show its capabilities to the SEO team. This started a journey that transformed Online-Results A/S’ business offerings, and propelled Simon from intern to company partner in half a decade.  Could you give us a bit of background on your company, and what attracted you to AMP?  Online-Results A/S is a remote digital arm – we analyze patterns in digital behavior and use those insights to build conversion-focused websites and marketing strategies for small & medium sized businesses.  If you’re a company of 10-20 people that focuses on car repairs, you might not have the time or capacity to have a website developer on staff. We can build them easy websites that are intuitive, high-performing, and highly-convertible. Loading time has always been a huge part of our offerings; we use the Page Speed Insights tool as a big motivator to sell our websites. When we saw that AMP loads instantly on Google Search we made the switch – we wanted to make our fast sites even faster. I give a...

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